AM Meditation — Beauty

Views such as these are rare, especially from inside a restaurant!  I don’t know if my wife and I could have found a more exciting place to dine for our 30th wedding anniversary.  It was a rapturous time celebrating at such heights.

Of course, the time went too quickly, and the sun set upon our vision sooner than we would have liked.  Why does fun have to go by so quickly?

Times like this remind me that we were meant to see beauty, to revel in its glory.  From a painting on a wall to the remotest mountain glens, they all provide what the Lord knows we need at the deepest levels.  It truly astounds me how we’re wired for such things.

In contrast, without beauty in our lives, darkness begins to invade.  When we hide or sulk in these dark prisons, our souls lose their creative substance, and even life itself.  And then, we wither under the doldrums of everyday living.

Listen to what the Apostle Paul had to say about such things, “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.  Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.” (Philippians 4:8-9, NIV) Did you hear that?  The supernatural and energizing peace of God is intimately tied to our ability to see and engage that which is good!

Whether in our minds eye, or literally in the real world, we were meant to keep our focus on what is lovely to the soul.  It reminds us also to live above the fray—to be God’s beauty to any that may be struggling to see beyond the darkness around them.  The glory of all that is good heals us.  It places a needed salve in places that no human hand could touch.

Find beauty, and you will find solace to your soul.  Discover the good around you, and you will release the hidden power of God.  Don’t neglect the gift of God all around you.  Chase it; and you will discover what you need.

5 thoughts on “AM Meditation — Beauty

  1. This is so true. I am learning to pay attention to even the smallest of details especially during the toughest of situations too, because if you don’t, what I am finding out, they can be easily missed. We can miss seeing GOD actively working right with us through these tough times. HE is so VERY amazing, and HE IS ABSOLUTELY SO VERY SPECIFIC ON DETAILS!!!

    My father in law passed away on 6/26, (yesterday) and my husband lost his dog too on the same day and his daddy, we had to put our dog to sleep. My husband and my mother in law are the two out of his family that I am most concerned for right now. However the whole family needs prayers. We have to hold onto the promises and not the problems though. I know death is bad but it also brings good too.

    It’s so hard to see anyone suffering and GOD’S animals too and both our older dog and my FIL suffered. I can take it that no one is meant to live here forever. I can even take that many die before their time but I can’t take suffering.
    Suffering is a whole other kind of torture.

    We watched dad suffer for years with his Parkinson’s disease so just having the peace that the suffering was ending made it enough to accept that he’s going on. The peace was truly from GOD. I knew somehow (from just through my own faith) that as soon as he took his last breath of life over here on this side of Heaven that he opened his eyes up and saw JESUS.

    Thank you so much for your encouragement and please pray for my family because I know that prayer is what really helps. They have a really long process of healing to go through but these two are the ones I am concerned about most.

    Thank you kindly so very much


  2. joyfullyhis1

    There is just something so soul refreshing in looking at the immense beauty of Gods majestic creation. To ponder that all the mountains, ocean, forests, flowers and creatures function in what they are created to be. No one tells them to bloom, hibernate, have high or low tide, be awesomely snow capped or live in what they are designed to be, they just are what they are. We are also to be as you said, living above the fray and show forth a beauty of what a transformed man can be. To walk in our Creators nature alive in us! Great meditation Pastor!

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